Opening Day

Saturday, April 21

Event date: 4/21/2018 Export event

We are excited to kick off the 2018 Glen Ellyn Softball season with an Opening Day parade, festivities, and games.  This event will take place on April 21st at 10:00 AM for all House League teams on the Ackerman softball fields (outside).  Opening Day will begin with a short parade, where the players will march down the walking path on the far west side of the softball fields.  

Parents, family, and friends will line either side of the walking path and cheer on the teams as they march to Field 2.  After all teams have reached Field 2, we will ask parents, family, and friends to join us and fill in the area behind your daughter’s team.  We will welcome the teams, throw out the ceremonial first pitch, and honor America with the playing of our National Anthem. 


After the festivities conclude at Field 2, all Pixie and Pigtail teams will play their first games at 11:00 AM.  Ponytail, Bobtail, and Juniors games will be played at Ackerman at the times noted below.  Please refer to your game schedule on Quickscores for the field location of those games.


9:45       Arrive at Ackerman and assemble teams

10:00     Conduct parade, Welcome, and National Anthem

11:00     Play Ball !!!  Pixie and Pigtail games will commence.

1:00        Ponytail games

3:30        Bobtail games

4:30        Juniors games

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31 Jul 2018 Phillies 2019 Season Tryouts 7/31/2018 - 8/2/2018

Travel Softball Tryouts


 The Glen Ellyn Phillies are holding tryouts for:
Full Season Phillies Teams at the Following Age Levels: 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U

Full Season Phillies is for girls with average to exceptional ability who are looking to play competitive softball at a high level.
Fall practice and Games may be involved for 14U-18U Teams.

Indoor Winter Practices Begin in January and Run through the end of March. Outdoor practices and tournaments start in April. Most teams will play between 40 to 50 games which will typically includes 5-6 tournaments. Most tournaments are local, but some travel may be required.

Please make sure to bring a glove, bat, helmet, and cleats to tryouts.
All Players must register On-line in advance of Tryouts
(Registration Deadline Saturday, July 28th)


Full Season Phillies Tryouts (12U - 18U)
18U - Tuesday, July 31st, Ackerman Field 1 & 2, 6:00pm - 8:00 pm
16U - Tuesday, July 31st, Ackerman Field 3 & 4, 6:00pm - 8:00 pm
14U - Wednesday, August 1st, Ackerman Field 1-4, 6:00pm - 8:00 pm
12U - Thursday, August 2nd, Ackerman Field 1-4, 6:00pm - 8:00 pm

Tryout Rain Date: Saturday August 4th, 9:00am - Noon

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Glen Ellyn Park District/Glen Ellyn Girls Softball
185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Tel: 630 858 2462
Fax: 630 858 4378